We’ve been witnessing the hybrid and all-electric vehicle market’s rapid expansion in recent years. At the same time, the automotive world has been caught in a crossover/SUV craze which isn’t showing any signs of stopping. Put two and two together and it’s evident that hybrid and all-electric SUVs will soon rule the streets. Even manufacturers that had never produced an SUV or crossover, or an all-electric car for that matter, will soon start offering them in droves. By 2025, both the EV and crossover markets are bound to expand even further. Moreover, electric cars are expected to reach price parity with their more conventional counterparts around the same time. The first stepping stone on that path should be MY 2020. This is where we’ll take a glance at the best upcoming 2020 hybrid SUVs and EVs. Only exclusive hybrid and all-electric SUVs have been considered, however. Hybrid SUVs and crossovers that can be ordered with an internal combustion engine have been covered in our best 2020 crossovers list.
Without further ado, here are 7 of the best 2020 hybrid SUVs and electric SUVs to keep an eye on in the coming months.
7. 2020 BMW iX3
The first BMW all-electric car, the i3 subcompact hatch, made its debut in 2013 only to be followed by the larger i8 plug-in hybrid coupe a few months later. It’s been a while since the Bavarians had done anything with their plug-in electric i sub-brand, or so it would seem. In truth, they’ve been working on a whole new range of hybrid and electric cars, and the upcoming 2020 BMW iX3 crossover should be the first of many future BMWs whose name starts with an “i.” The iX3 will be built upon a new eDrive platform alongside all the subsequent models. Already unveiled as a concept car, the all-electric counterpart to the X3 will be exclusively built in China and exported to all the major markets around the world. As expected, it very much resembles its conventional sibling, although it features a number of unique BMW i elements both inside and out.
The 2020 BMW iX3 should be able to provide up to 250 miles of range thanks to a large 70 kWh battery pack and two electric motors – one on each axle. This will provide both all-wheel-drive and torque vectoring to the luxury compact electric crossover. The net system output should amount to 270 horsepower which is more than plenty for a vehicle of the iX3’s size. The Germans still haven’t disclosed the iX3’s price range but one of its main rivals’ price ranges could be all the info we need. The Jaguar I-Pace, which is already available, will cost between $69,500 and $98,000 before incentives. BMW’s luxury electric compact should fall within a similar range, price-wise, although it’ll probably be slightly less expensive than the Jag.